Best of the Rest is a daily feature from Dancing Astronaut that recaps the most important posts of the day as well as the stuff we didn’t get to. With the rapidity that dance music news and releases come out it’s difficult for us to hit everything — we hope BOTR serves as a catch-all. Make sure to check it out at the end of each day to ensure you don’t miss anything!
Chicago City attorneys are taking an unprecedented step against a music venue this morning, bringing forth a hearing that could immediately close the iconic Congress Theater.
The city is seeking an immediate injunction against Congress owner Erineo “Eddie” Carranza for failing to correct a dizzying list of 26 violations that have left the venue “dangerous and hazardous” for patrons, according to the city’s Buildings, Fire and Health departments.
The venue, which has hosted everyone from Deadmau5 to David Guetta to Duran Duran, is currently lacking approved fire extinguishers, missing railings to prevent falling in the balconies (as Steve Aoki proved) and has a hole in the roof of the mechanical room tower, among other issues. Click past the break for the full list of violations. (more…)Posted by
On December 30th and 31st, Porter Robinson, one of the shining stars of EDM’s new class, sold out Chicago’s Congress theater for two back to back nights with a stacked supporting cast featuring Hardwell, Deniz Koyu, Dannic, the M Machine and more. Press play and relive the experience that rocked the iconic theater to ring in 2013.Posted by
Above & Beyond are just about ready to kick off part two of their Group Therapy North America tour, and we’ve been provided with some tickets to give away. One lucky DA reader will win a pair of tickets to their show at the Congress Theater on May 12th in the Windy City, Chicago. You’ll also win a signed poster from A+B to make the deal sweeter — as if seeing one of the biggest groups in trance wasn’t enough. To enter, all you need to do is hit the Punchtab giveaway below, and we’ll choose a winner by Wednesday at Midnight Eastern time. Don’t forget, you can still purchase tickets to upcoming Group Therapy events around the country through their Facebook page.